Sony Car Audio XM-GS6DSP 6/5 Channel Class-D Amplifier
Sony Car Audio XM-GS6DSP 6/5 Channel Class-D Amplifier with a built-in DSP to enhance your car sound system. The amp’s built-in Bluetooth lets you play music from your phone, plus make adjustments to your sound system via the free Sony Music Center app.
The amplifier is equipped with premium internal components, including high-quality electrolytic capacitors, for the best possible sound. The sturdy aluminum shell features integrated heat sinks to dissipate unwanted heat, and prevents vibration for longevity and durability.
CTA-2006 is a system of testing and measurement methods for mobile audio amplifiers. This voluntary standard advocates a uniform method for measuring an amplifier’s RMS power output and signal-to-noise ratio. The criteria for measuring power uses a DC input voltage of 14.4 volts and the RMS power output is measured into a 4-ohm load, with 1% or less Total Harmonic Distortion plus noise (THD+N), and over a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, when applicable. Signal-to-Noise ratio is measured in weighted absolute decibels (dBA) at a reference of 1 watt into 4 ohms. CTA-2006 allows consumers to compare car amplifiers and receivers on an equal basis. Using CTA-2006 criteria, the Sony XM-GS6DSP is rated at 45 watts RMS x 4, and 90watts RMS x 2 for the subwoofer channel, with an 83 dBA signal-to-noise ratio for the front/rear, and 80 dBA for the subwoofer channels.
Built-in Bluetooth lets you connect your smartphone directly to the amplifier. Not only can you play your favorite tracks or stream audio from your device, you can also customize the sound of your system through the Sony Music Center app. The app features speaker setup, a 10-band EQ, balance/fader control, subwoofer level, and time alignment to optimize the sound for every seat. Sony Music Center is available for iOS (10.0 or later) and Android (4.4 and up) devices.
The XM-GS6DSP features gold-plated connectors that are all aligned on one side of the amplifier for ease of installation. The power and woofer/subwoofer output connections are screw terminals that can be tightened/loosened with a slotted or Phillips head screwdriver (not included).
The amplifier’s controls are located on one side of the amplifier. There are independent controls for the tweeter/front, mid/rear, and woofer/subwoofer channels. The rotary controls can be set with a small slotted screwdriver (not included).